8 Cowboy Boots That’ll Make You Want to Try the Trend
Cowboy boots are having a moment, and the evidence was all over the spring 2019 street-style photos that emerged from Fashion Month. We’ve seen vintage and contemporary versions paired with everything from prairie dresses to denim. They’re a major contender for our go-to fall shoe.
If you didn’t grow up in cowboy boot-country (i.e. the word “y’all” was never a part of your vocabulary), the trend can feel a little costume-y. To make your look more Soho-chic than Sundance Kid, don’t be afraid to pair them with suiting materials and blazers for a new spin on business casual; avoid other Western elements like fringe jackets (too much of a good thing); and ultimately, it’s about the boot itself, so get yourself a good pair.
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If you want to try the trend, we’ve edited the list of options to our eight top picks. Below, the best cowboy boots from Ganni, Fendi, Isabel Marant, and more.
GANNI Marlyn 45 Leather Cowboy Boots
This traditionally styled boot with a twist by influencer-favorite brand Ganni became an instant classic as soon as it debuted earlier this season. The high contrast white and deep brown panels make these shoes impossible to ignore, but it’s the sweetheart cutouts and wing stitching that ultimately won us over.
Sam Edelman Winona Metallic Textured-leather Ankle Boots
Just like a bunch of magpies, we’re attracted to anything shiny this season. We want silver all over our coats, our bags, and our cowboy boots, too. This cropped pair is an easy way to glam up an otherwise understated outfit.
Aeydē Kate Patent-leather Ankle Boots
Patent, another go-to texture for fall, compliments this minimal, nude boot perfectly. If an over-the-top cowboy boot is too much of a commitment, this subtle version is an excellent choice and will be a natural fit for your existing wardrobe.
Frye Flynn Bootie
Frye is hardly a newcomer to the cowboy boot arena. In many cases, Frye was the brand we turned to during the Western-heavy era of the early aughts. This time around, the brand updated its selection with slimmer silhouettes and seductive colors, like this burgundy version in Italian leather.
Isabel Marant Denzy Point-Toe Western Knee Boot
French designer Isabel Marant has impressed us yet again with this pair of over-the-knee boots with full Western detailing. From the suede to the stitching, this pair looks like the real deal, barring their toppling height.
Fendi 110 Logo Cowboy Boots
If you’re looking for the ultimate in logomania, these cowboy boots by Fendi are the perfect pair. From the western-inspired silhouette to the unmissable repeating ‘F’ pattern, this item is 2018 in a nutshell.
Kendall + Kylie Western Chelsea Bootie
Denim cowboy boots have been so popular in the last few months, they almost deserve a trend highlight of their own. We love this affordable, medium-wash pair just as much as some of the pricier options out there.
Ariat Heritage Western R-toe
Ariat is one of the best loved, most reputable cowboy boot makers out there, and its products are surprisingly affordable. Get the Union City, California-designed boots for only $150.